Let There Be Life

Last Update: December 28, 2021

Let There Be Life

Oh yes, I screamed it on top of my voice and said let there be life, as I experienced this year as a mixture of blessings and heartbreak. Today, I had a fellowship with a group of women, at the end of our discussion, I asked if anybody has any testimony to share with us as the year is almost ended.

One of the ladies made this statement “We all are testimonies.” That was her exact response to my question. I smiled and asked her if she can explain better what she meant. She explained that, for the fact that each one of us is alive today, that it is a miracle and a testimony. I thanked her lavishly for such a wonderful understanding of the priceless gift of life.

And with that realization, other members started expressing their gratitude for being alive more than every other achievement this year. In the end, everyone was grateful and had a testimony for being healthy and alive! How grateful are you for being alive and healthy?

What Are You Grateful For As The Year Ends?

Actually, it is one thing to be grateful for what we consider to be the obvious blessings, success in our lives. For some of us, it could be the sunny days, new house, new cars, our dream house; for others it could be increased traffics on their websites, and experience of acceptance to a particular group, or organization, institution, or the feeling of a lasting relationship, good health, doubled or tripled revenue, huge ROI, new love, or a new pet, promotion, and etc etc. It is good to be grateful when our dreams and wishes get fulfilled.

But then, it is quite another thing to be grateful for when life turned out to be the opposite of what we hoped for, planned for, and prayed for at the beginning of this year. When we met unexpected disappointments, hardships, obstacles, cloudy days, poor health, experienced rejection, or fractured relationships. I tell you, life can swing things around in any direction beyond our control oftentimes.

Under such circumstances, you can scream let there be life, as I did. Again, we have to realize that the negative experiences of life, specifically this year, can be viewed as not a total disappointment, or as a failure, why? This is because some of the worst experiences can teach us a positive lesson and strengthen us, and help us to pay real attention to certain areas of our lives and relationships.

Don't Miss the Lesson

Some unexpected negative experiences of life can help us to reorder our priorities, and also, if you share my kind of belief, it will help you to depend more on God as you draw your daily strength and wisdom from Him.

We have to be grateful for all that life has to offer, the good and the ugly, they are all part of our training to be a better version of who we should be. Not that we like the situations, but for the reason that we still have our life intact, and still have hope for the future. We should remain grateful. Be grateful for the past successes, accomplishments, and for the grace that has enabled you to this moment, with brighter hope and vision for 2022.

Happy New Year WA Amazing Community!

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JKulk1 Premium
Over the last decade I have lost a lot of relatives and friends, including both young and old. My older brother has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, he has always been my rock and best friend. He told me not to be upset when he passed on because he has no regrets and has lived a good life. Thanks to him I realise that with all the difficult times I have faced in my life I'm still grateful for my, friends, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and especially my wife. Jim
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favorme Premium
Oh wow, Jim, thanks for sharing this moving life experience of yours. Indeed, everyone has a story, but some people's stories can be deeper and richer.

And the most interesting is that no matter what our stories are, there are always some aspects that give hope and leave us with something to be grateful for.
Congratulations on having a beautiful and large family topped with a loving wife.'
Have a wonderful 2022!
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
This philosophical look at life strikes a chord with me. Life remains mysterious and deep, so much more than our travails over money and jobs and a hundred other things we struggle with daily.

Our testimonies work both ways. Not only are they a glimpse into the depths of ourselves, but into that of our others.

The positive, as well as the negative, are like bus stops as we make our way through life.

Terry
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favorme Premium
Terry, thanks so much for your great insight, and comment on this post. I greatly appreciate it. Absolutely, "the positive as well as the negative, are like bus stops as we make our way through life." Very powerful thought!

Happy New Year to you and your family!
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
You are most welcome. People sometimes find me "over the top" lol.

Terry
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I am grateful to wake up each day, Sarah! I'll be happy to make it into 2022!

Good words here, my friend!

Jeff
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favorme Premium
Awesome Jeff! Very glad to hear that. Keep hope alive!
Have a blessed 2022!🙏💕🎈
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I certainly will, Sarah!

Stay blessed in 2022!

Jeff🙏
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favorme Premium
Amen! Thanks.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You're always very welcome, Sarah!
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Zoopie Premium
I’m grateful for my friends, my family, the sun rising, rain, clouds…everything really. Life is a gift.
Stephen
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favorme Premium
Awesome👏 Thanks so much for sharing.
Wishing a more fruitful 2022!
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muslimah Premium
I'm grateful for everything.
Thank you for sharing great insight.
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favorme Premium
Muslimah, that's an awesome attitude, and state of mind to have, whereby we can be grateful for everything. As a matter of fact, it is a spiritual instruction - Philippians 4:6-9.

Thanks again, and have a wonderful 2022!
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